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Nightswimming lyrics


Nightswimming deserves a quiet night.
The photograph on the dashboard, taken years ago,
turned around backwards so the windshield shows.
Every streetlight reveals the picture in reverse.
Still, it's so much clearer.
I forgot my shirt at the water's edge.
The moon is low tonight.

Nightswimming deserves a quiet night.
I'm not sure all these people understand.
It's not like years ago,
The fear of getting caught,
of recklessness and water.
They cannot see me naked.
These things, they go away,
replaced by everyday.

Nightswimming, remembering that night.
September's coming soon.
I'm pining for the moon.
And what if there were two
Side by side in orbit
Around the fairest sun?
That bright, tight forever drum
could not describe nightswimming.

You, I thought I knew you.
You I cannot judge.
You, I thought you knew me,
this one laughing quietly underneath my breath.
Nightswimming.

The photograph reflects,
every streetlight a reminder.
Nightswimming deserves a quiet night, deserves a quiet night.

Comments

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hawthorn_hobbit
Dec. 2nd, 2003 12:35 pm (UTC)
LOVE this song...

moves me


deeply
hapgood
Dec. 2nd, 2003 08:54 pm (UTC)
I'm glad. Sometimes it's weird when a song really gets me and no one else. It's nice to be able to share the feeling.
cjhowardcmu
Dec. 2nd, 2003 02:52 pm (UTC)
More lyrics!
Fade 2 Shade
"Night Swimming"

Who we are, what to see, we'll be
When the sunlight's gone and the night breathes
You look so sweet when your hair swings free
Please, don't you tease me
We'll just stay and see 'cuz
We're just waiting and wanting
For the night to open up
All we need is a little love
Something to warm us up
I say we are delaying this obvious thing
I'll say anything, oh yes anything
For you to be right here with me

In time, we will be
Knee-deep, night swimming for all to see
Oh child, this world will be...

You and me run free to a place
Where we can both swim freely
You laugh at me with my pants at my knees
You behind the tree, undressing
I tip my toe, the water's cold
You say I must close my eyes
Try not to peek, but peek
I see you look so lovely
Your legs so long, you run along
You see me smile and quickly
Slide into the water so I can not see
I'll do anything, oh yes anything
For you to be right here with me

In time, we will be
Knee-deep, night swimming for all to see
Oh child, this world will be
Free like we want tonight, oh yes
My eyes will be
Dancing in delight, oh yes, I see

*sweet sexy saxophone solo*

I watch a drop slide from the top
Of your chin, I begin to kiss it gently
It tastes like sweet Sunday blessings to me
I can feel your breath on my neck
Hell, I think I'm in Heaven, yes
I must be confessing to you
The tide comes in, our clothes begin
To float into the ocean
This emotion's got us all tied up again
I'll be anything, oh yes anything
For you to be right here with me

In time, we will be
Knee-deep, night swimming for all to see
Oh child, this world will be
Free like we want tonight, oh yes
My eyes will be
Dancing in delight, I see
You smiling at me
And I want to stay here with you, my dear
In the shallow waters and see
This wave crash into you and me
I see...

P.S. I'll send you the MP3 sometime if ya like
P.P.S. Just wondering...will you still be at/near CMU next year? :)
hapgood
Dec. 2nd, 2003 03:22 pm (UTC)
Re: More lyrics!
definitely a less innocent look at the material! Did you see them when they played CMU?

I am applying for a job here, if I get it I'll stick around and do an MBA. Otherwise, I'm going to ACPA in April to find a job (I finish my master's in May). Why? Are you coming back?
cjhowardcmu
Dec. 2nd, 2003 10:00 pm (UTC)
Re: More lyrics!
DUDE I saw them at CMU twice...they seriously rocked the casbah.

But yea...looks like a definate possibility I might be back at CMU next year. The curriculum here isn't working out the way I would've like, it's costing me a crapload more money than I thought, I'm not fitting that well, have only made a couple good friends...then there's Becky... :)

I hate it 'cuz I've waited
So long for someone like you
Should I say it?
Should I tell you how I feel?
Oh I want you to know
But then again I don't
It's so complicated...
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